Sunday Summary: 2/20/11

Let’s start with an announcement: every Saturday in March will be March Madness at Appellation Mountain. Nope, I’m not writing basketball-related posts. Instead, you’re voting on your favorites from last year’s most popular posts. It should be fun! Elsewhere online: I love Lemon’s guest post at Nameberry on word names: Echo, Tansy, Temple. Ages ago […]

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Sunday Summary: 1/31/10

Let’s start off our Sunday with some controversy. The NameLady recently answered a reader’s question: Are there rules for nicknames? Her answer was basically yes. Julia can be Julie and David Dave, but take it much farther you really should just put the nickname on the birth certificate. (In this case, she advised her reader […]

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Sunday Summary: 9/6/09

The big news of the week? The birth of Bardot Vita Boreanaz, a sister for Jaden Rayne. Prepare to see Bardot featured in plenty of year-end lists of wacky celeb baby names. In other news: Did anyone catch the tiny baby name mention during last Sunday’s ep of Mad Men? When Jennifer Crane and Betty […]

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Sunday Summary: 1/25/09

It’s Sunday, Sunday, Sunday. Believe it or not, we spent yesterday afternoon at Monster Jam, watching drivers called Chad Fortune, Pat Summa and Debra Miceli steer mammoth trucks around a course at the Verizon Center. Alexei loved it; Clio hid from the noise and fumes under my shawl; and I’m glad to be back in […]

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Babes in the Woods

A few decades back, naming your newborn Ocean, Daisy or Indigo branded you granola-eatin’, VW-bus drivin’ Flower Children who might not be quite ready for life off the commune. The world has changed dramatically since the 60s, and naming has gotten a whole lot more liberal. Little wonder, then, that nature names have gone mainstream. […]

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